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Exotic Resort Zoo

Features Animals
Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Best vacation ever

If you or anyone in your family love animals and nature, this is an ABSOLUTE MUST. We stayed in the... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
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Really enjoyed this place.....

Been driving by this place for more than 20yrs and now I'm sorry I did not stop sooner! Just love... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Fort Worth, Texas
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An independently-owned and operated drive-thru safari zoo and nature preserve. If you are coming through on a daytrip, you can enjoy a guided tour and have personal encounters with several endangered and protected species of animals from Africa...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
235 Zoo Trl, Johnson City, TX 78636-4465
+1 830-868-4357
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was an interesting place. You Take the small tractor/train to drive around and see exotic animals. I enjoyed the zebras. It’s a bit scruffy all around. I wish it was more upgraded. Needs improvement all around. There is a little gift store. Expect to...More

Thank 365giannad
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

If you or anyone in your family love animals and nature, this is an ABSOLUTE MUST. We stayed in the clean, cute, accommodating, comfortable, and YES, air conditioned cabins and enjoyed the multiple fire pits, along with the pool, ping pong and pool tables, as...More

Thank AnslemH
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Been driving by this place for more than 20yrs and now I'm sorry I did not stop sooner! Just love this place I'm going to go back and spend the night with the animals. Please stop if you find yourself anywhere near here you will...More

Thank texastravelgal54
Reviewed 23 July 2018

I was attending a 45-50 minute circular ride with a friendly guide. The animals came all the way up to the cart we were sitting in. The cart was crowded, but there was still a good opportunity to see and feed the animals. Pretty good...More

Thank SrgnFsh
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and our 3 boys spent two nights in cabin #3. We absolutely loved it. The cabin was perfect with 2 rooms and 2 bathrooms and fully equipped. It was our first time there and we fell in love with the animals. We loved...More

Thank Josie E
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We had 4 young kids and we bought 2 buckets to feed all the animals. Everyone had a great time. All the animals roaming around happy and free! Highly recommended!

Thank Enter710
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Please try it is very enjoyable. Very up close and enjoyable. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Must buy the animal food because the animals will definitely come up and you feed them Love it.

1  Thank wittlu
Reviewed 30 May 2018

This was great. You ride in a trailer out to the animals and buy good size buckets of food to either hand feed or toss on the ground food to all kinds of animals. We had a lot of fun and the kids really enjoyed...More

Thank Vicki D
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

I absolutely loved this place! A Hill country must try! This place was beautiful peaceful and so much fun!!! The staff was friendly and educational! The cabins were cozy and clean. The tour was phenomenal and all of the animals were heathy and friendly as...More

1  Thank FaithS339
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Visiting the Exotic Resort Zoo was the highlight of our hill country vacation. The staff was friendly, it wasn't too crowded (went on a weekday), the animals seemed healthy and the best part is we got to bring our dog! She checked out goats and...More

2  Thank elephantastic7
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Randy S
21 August 2018|
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Response from AnslemH | Reviewed this property |
You get a tour for every day that you stay. I did not leave and come back but if you call, they will be happy to answer any and all of your questions.
Stephen D
26 April 2017|
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Response from ghallett | Property representative |
There's no time like the present! The weather has actually been really awesome and not too hot at all. If you have some flexibility in your schedule, I'd try to get on a tour around 10am, since it's early and normally has... More
3 February 2017|
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Response from ghallett | Property representative |
Hi there - weather-wise, it's actually been great to visit pretty much all winter since the weather has been pretty mild overall. It is a covered open-air tram, so 60-80 degree days are pretty enjoyable...we've seen some... More